Category Archives: Human Interest

02May/22

How colonialism is a major cause of domestic abuse against women around the world

Jenevieve Mannell, UCL

One in three women around the world will experience violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. That is a shocking figure. Even more shocking, though, is the fact that, in 23 countries – from the Americas and Africa to Asia and the Pacific – it is more like two in three women.

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Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University

The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour.

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16Jan/22

Mpelembe Network expresses condolences following the death of the Chairman of The Kenneth Kaunda Africa Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Captain Kambarage Kaunda

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Captain Kambarage Kaunda, Chairman of the The Kenneth Kaunda Africa Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.

Captain Kambarage Kaunda was a dedicated humantarian, a passionate fighter for democracy and human rights. He worked tirelessly for a more united and socially conscious Africa with citizens at its centre. His kindness and humility will be sorely missed.

“I am grieving Captain Kambarage Kaunda’s passing. Africa has lost a leader and a tireless defender of African values,” said Mpelembe Network Chief Community officer Sam Mbale

We wish to send heartfelt condolences to Captain Kambarage Kaunda’s family and to his friends and colleagues, and lifting prayers in his honour.

Kenneth Kaunda Africa Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
https://kennethkaunda.org

15Jan/22

Foley’s Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition Announces 2022 Winners

Elementary school students celebrated their diverse communities and honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the final rounds of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competitions in Dallas and Houston on January 14. The fourth- and fifth-graders, who advanced from preliminary and semifinal rounds, delivered original speeches addressing the topic: “How would Dr. King assess our progress in achieving his vision for America?” Continue reading

06Jan/22

The Royal Mint unveils coin collection for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

The Royal Mint has unveiled a unique commemorative portrait of Her Majesty the Queen for the launch of the Platinum Jubilee coin collection, and the first collectable UK 50p to celebrate a royal event. Continue reading

02Dec/21

The Welfare of Water Use in Sub-Saharan African Communities

With the hope of improving drinking water conditions in African communities, Waterdrop has made a 3-year commitment to support The Water Project’s (TWP) western Kenya program. This partnership will provide aid to rural communities and schools suffering from a lack of access to clean water through new and rehabilitated wells, protected springs, and rainwater tanks. Continue reading

07Nov/21

Masai Ujiri and Harry Rosen Come Together for Humanity in 2.0 Capsule Collaboration

Harry Rosen and Toronto Raptors Vice-Chairman and President and Giants of Africa Founder Masai Ujiri present the Humanity capsule collection in its second consecutive year. Building on the #ThatsHumanity movement that Ujiri launched in 2020, the 10-piece athleisure curation is inspired by values of diversity, inclusion and community partnership. Continue reading

19Sep/21

A Courageous Child Stood up for Girls’ Education and Is Changing the World Malala Yousafzai’s Heroic Story Comes to Life at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

There are icons in this world–people who accomplish such extraordinary things that we remember their stories long after they have grown up or are gone. At The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, we feature four such people in “The Power of Children.” Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai stood up for what she believed in, was attacked and survived to continue her fight for education. The only permanent exhibit in the world dedicated to telling her courageous story opens at the world’s largest children’s museum on Sept. 18, 2021. She is the youngest ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Continue reading